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Politics

Decisions Are Made By Those Who Show Up

My fellow Americans, we have some very important decisions to make tomorrow. Beyond choosing (with the assistance, or not, of the electoral college) who’ll be sitting in the big chair, there are thousands of other races across our great nation which have the potential to affect us, and our friends and neighbors, and the friends and […]

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Politics

Watch Rome Burn With Us During This Debate Liveblog

We’re almost there, poodles. Deep breath. Chin up. America’s year-long fest to light our own farts is almost over. Lets do this debate liveblog thing one last time. For unicorns. For peace. For America herself.    

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Politics

Throw One or Two or Five Stiff Drinks Back for This Presidential Liveblog

Poongazi.

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Politics

Watch Two Old White Guys Try to Woo America in this Debate Liveblog

Here we are again, dear readers. We’re a month out from the election, and if there’s anyone out there who still has faith in humanity, please pitch us. We’re accepting drinking game suggestions on Twitter and in the comments all through the debate. Mostly, we’re just looking for justification from our peers.

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Politics

Decant Your Box Wine for this Debate Liveblog

Let’s watch the debate, shall we? Gawker’s dead, there’s a Chiapet running for President, it’s time for Persephone to start raising a little hades.

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Politics

Election 2016: Pmag Style

As it turns out, we have not been living in a nightmare for the past year, we’re on the fast track to hell in a handbasket full of deplorables. As Persephoneers, we always have a plan, even in the event of a wee-fingered-Cheeto inspired apocalypse. 

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Serious Business

The Future of Persephone Magazine

As you’ve noticed, I’m sure, we’ve dropped off content by quite a bit. This post is to explain why, and to talk a bit about our future. Lest I bury the lede, the most important takeaway is that we’re not going anywhere. Pmag will stay online as long as the server bill gets paid, and […]

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News

Dear Indiana Governor Mike Pence, Get Fucked

No, really, fuck you. 

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Middlemarch Madness

Middlemarch Madness: Bet on a Winner

While we’re waiting for the nominations to be tabulated, let’s start some friendly wagers on who’s going to walk away with it this year. 

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Middlemarch Madness

Thousands of Literary Heroines Wait on Tenterhooks for Middlemarch Madness Nominations

Go nominate, slacker! 

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Middlemarch Madness

Did You Nominate for Middlemarch Madness Yet?

What are you waiting for?

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Middlemarch Madness

It’s Time for Middlemarch Madness 2015

It’s that time of year once again! We’re about to launch the fifth annual Persephone Magazine Middlemarch Madness, where all our favorite literary heroines are pitted against each other in a battle to the finish. 

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Pop Culture

What I Watched Last Night: NBC’s The Slap

I do not normally have high expectations for the NBC network. The promo for their event series (“event series” is a story all in itself), The Slap, did nothing to change this.

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Open Thread

This Open Thread is Working for the Weekend

Hell, when aren’t we working? 

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Do You Stick Q-tips (or other items smaller than your elbow) In Your Ear?

In spite of all the warnings drilled into me since I was a wee MacIntosh, I swab out my ear canals like a rebel, after every single shower.